Paraprofessional Help Desk 15/16 School Year
UESF Vice-President for Paraprofessionals Carolyn Samoa is available throughout the week to help answer questions for paras. Her schedule is as follows:
Mondays – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays – 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursdays – 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Fridays – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Carolyn is also available by at csamoa [at] uesf [dot] org.
Paraprofessional Division Meetings
For the latest updates on issues affecting paraprofessionals, consider attending the monthly UESF Paraprofessional Division Meeting.
4th Wednesday of each month*
Rosa Parks ES
* Meeting location and date subject to change. See the UESF calendar for the latest info.
Para FAQs– A quick guide for new (and experienced) paras on how to best navigate SFUSD and to understand your union rights.
Public Agency Retirement System (PARS)– For information about the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS), the pension system for paraprofessionals in the SFUSD, call 1-800-540-6369 or go to www.parsinfo.org.
San Francisco Teacher Residency Program – The San Francisco Teacher Residency (SFTR) recruits and prepares teachers who are able to improve equity and achievement for historically underserved students in San Francisco’s highest-needs schools in the subject areas of math, science and bilingual Spanish. A great career path for current SFUSD paraprofessionals.
City College Teacher Prep Center – Paras and future teachers should take advantage of the many services of the Teacher Prep Center, which include career counseling, child development permit advising, transfer pathways, course selection, and information on financial assistance. Call Kathleen White at 415.239.3890 for more information. Also, don’t forget to check out the SFUSD Para to Teacher Program.